THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Recent Actions during the 1997 Regular Session of the General Assembly
[27 Pa.B. 6551]
The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during the 1997 Regular Session.
1997 ACTS--Acts 52 through 57 (numerical)
Act Enactment Bill Printer's Effective Subject No. Date No. No. Date Matter 1997-52 Nov. 26 HB360 PN1479 60 days Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.)--furnishing drug-free urine 1997-53 Nov. 26 HB679 PN2565 60 days Pennsylvania Drug and Alcohol Abuse Control Act--commitment of minors and financial obligation 1997-54 Nov. 26 HB1475 PN2472 Immediately Self-Employment Assistance Program Act--enactment 1997-55 Nov. 26 HB55 PN2575 Immediately* Institutions of Purely Public Charity Act--enactment 1997-56 Nov. 26 HB141 PN151 Immediately Conveyances, deeds and mortgages--validation of defective acknowledgments date change 1997-57 Nov. 26 HB1027 PN2530 Immediately Administrative Code of 1929, The--omnibus amendments
Effective Dates of Statutes
The effective dates specified above for laws and appropriation acts were contained in the applicable law or appropriation act. Where no date is specified or where the effective date specified is prior to the date of enactment, the effective date is 60 days after final enactment except for statutes making appropriations or affecting budgets of political subdivisions. See 1 Pa.C.S. §§ 1701--1704 (relating to effective dates of statutes).
Advance Copies of Statutes
Section 1106 of Title 1 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes provides that the prothonotaries of each county shall file advance copies of statutes in their offices for public inspection until the Laws of Pennsylvania are generally available. Section 2406(h) of The Administrative Code of 1929 provides that the Department of General Services shall distribute advance sheets of the Laws of Pennsylvania to each law judge of the courts, to every county and public library of this Commonwealth, and to each member of the General Assembly. These copies shall be furnished without charge. The Department shall also mail one copy of each law enacted during any legislative session to any person who pays to it the sum of $20.
Requests for annual subscriptions for advance copies of statutes should be sent to the State Bookstore, State Records Center Building, 1825 Stanley Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17103, accompanied by a check or money order in the sum of $20, payable to the ''Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.''
Legislative Bills and Documents
Copies of Senate Bills and Documents may be obtained from: Document Room, Senate of Pennsylvania, Room 34A, Main Capitol Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120, (717) 787-6732.
Copies of House Bills and Documents may be obtained from: Document Room, House of Representatives, 35 Main Capitol Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120, (717) 787-5320.
Legislative Reference Bureau
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 97-2018. Filed for public inspection December 19, 1997, 9:00 a.m.]
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